Export and import command sets in the Command Editor

After you save a command set, you may want to export it to create a backup or to share the new set with another user. Exported command sets are saved in a file that can be imported back into Final Cut Pro at a later time.

Export a set of custom keyboard shortcuts

  1. Choose Final Cut Pro > Commands > Customize (or press Option-Command-K).

  2. If the command set that you want to export is not shown, select a different command set from the pop-up menu at the top of the Command Editor.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Choose Final Cut Pro > Commands > Export.

    • Choose Export from the pop-up menu in the top-left corner of the Command Editor.

  4. Type a name for the exported command set in the Save As field, and navigate to the location where you want to save the exported set and click Save.

    The file is saved in the location you chose, with the filename extension .commandset.

Import a command set

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Choose Final Cut Pro > Commands > Import.

    • Open the Command Editor by choosing Final Cut Pro > Commands > Customize, and choose Import from the pop-up menu in the upper-left corner of the Command Editor.

  2. In the window that appears, navigate to the location where you’ve stored a command set file, select it, and click Open.

    If you’re already using a command set with the same name, a window appears and prompts you to rename the command set.

    The new command set is added to the Commands submenu of the Final Cut Pro menu and to the pop-up menu in the Command Editor.